Smooth and Creamy Mac’ n’ Cheese
serving size: 1/6 recipe, Total servings: 6
1 package (8 ounces) elbow macaroni
2 teaspoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 can (12 ounces) low-fat evaporated milk
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cook the macaroni according to package directions, omitting the salt; drain.
2 Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt the butter over high heat; add the flour, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in the evaporated milk and continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the mixture begins to thicken.
3 Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the macaroni and the cheese; mix well, then pour into the baking dish. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until bubbly and heated through.